Franklin County High School

Students Learn A Lesson On Poverty

Apr 28, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Franklin County High School students were robbing banks, being evicted and nursing babies recently - all within the confines of the school cafeteria.

The actions were part of a poverty simulation put on by the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. It was the organization's first event at a school.

Students in the social studies department were offered extra credit to attend the simulation, and teachers were offered two hours of training credit. Participation was voluntary.